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Thread #86573   Message #1610837
Posted By: Peace
21-Nov-05 - 10:56 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Straight A's In Love (Johnny Cash)
Subject: Lyr Add: STRAIGHT A'S IN LOVE (Johnny Cash)
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STRAIGHT A'S IN LOVE
Words and music by Johnny Cash
As recorded by Johnny Cash as a single (Sun Records 334), 1956.

Well, a-readin' and a-writin' and arithmetic
Never did get through to me.
It ain't because I'm square or thick,
'Cause I learned my A-B-C;
But when I graduated from the grammar school
And I moved one grade above,
I began to be a snook at books,
But I made straight A's in love.

Now, the teacher would say:
"Learn your algebray,"
But I'd bring home C's and D's.
How could I make an A
When there's a swingin' maid
On the left and on the right
And in the back and the front of me?

Oh, my grades are low
On my card, I know,
But they ought to give me one above.
If they'd give me a mark
For learnin' in the dark,
I'd have straight A's in love.

Now, in my senior year,
With graduation near,
I did my homework ev'ry night;
And when my mama said
I ought to go to bed,
I'd turn out all the lights.

But my sweetie pie
Was waitin' right outside.
She'd be a-cooin' like a dove.
Though I did my best,
I failed semester test,
But I made straight A's in love.

Now, the teacher would say:
"Learn your algebray,"
But I'd bring home C's and D's.
How could I make an A
When there's a swingin' maid
On the left and on the right
And in the back and the front of me?

Oh, my grades are low
On my card, I know,
But they ought to give me one above.
If they'd give me a mark
For learnin' in the dark,
I'd have straight A's in love.